how are you? I’ve been feeling a bit burnt-out lately, not least because of the ongoing pandemic. Thailand still doesn’t seem to have a good handle on this third wave, I miss traveling and my friends and family overseas, and… whatever, you’re probably in a similar situation.
Long story short, I needed a break in my routine so this week I read a lot of non-tech stuff and decided to keep this week’s issue also (mostly) tech-free. That’s the great thing about not really having a specific topic for this newsletter, you have to put up with whatever I feel like 😉
This week’s links
🐀 What Brooklyn rats can teach us about designing cities for everyone
This is a great example of why diverse teams are important especially for public services.
📦 Thinking inside the box: the Welsh teen who tried to post himself home from Australia
What a story. Pretty sure if he tried that today the FBI wouldn’t just let him go…
👍 Surely We Can Do Better Than Elon Musk
I enjoyed this article a lot. If you only have time to read one thing in this week’s newsletter, this is my recommendation.
🤯 A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways
In case you ever wondered why it’s called “institutionalized racism”.
🧠 Understanding Bandwidth
Low mental bandwidth is definitely something I’m struggling with as the pandemic wears on. While I don’t agree with everything in this article (some things just don’t work for me) it’s a good read overall.
💰 Revenge Of The Winklevii
On the Winklevoss twins, their Gemini exchange, and NFTs.
🇹🇭 Streckfuss is just the latest victim in Thailand’s academic freedom crackdown
This lack of academic freedom will have dire consequences for the country in the long run.
🥪 Everyone Loves the $100 Million Deli
A deli with a revenue of $14k is valued at over $100 million. Something something, invisible hand, something.
🍦 They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War
Ok, if you only have time for one article this week and do not want to read about Elon Musk, this is my other recommendation. Fascinating.
🇸🇾 Scamming Syria’s most vulnerable
I’ll just quote the first sentence of this article: “The world we live in never ceases to amaze in its capacity for injustice, ugliness, and pain day after day.”
This week’s content recommendation is the shot but informative, “What Really Happened at the Suez Canal?”
Until next week,